The Story of the Second World Warby Henry Steele Commager
Compiled in the war's immediate aftermath, Henry Steele Commager's The Story of the Second World War had a profound impact when first published in 1945. It remains important today. The book presents a broad spectrum of contemporary writing about the war by such figures as Winston Churchill, John Steinbeck, Walter Lippman, John Hersey, and William Shirer. It also contains stirring narratives by the soldiers and civilians who experienced the war on the frontlines or who felt its effects back home. These remarkable firsthand accounts from all of the major theaters of the war -- augmented by the great historian's commentary -- tell us much about how the twentieth century's greatest event was perceived at the time it was experienced.
Meet the Author
The dean of American historians, Henry Steele Commager (1902-98) was a professor of history at Columbia University and Amherst College. His dozens of other works include The American Mind, The Empire of Reason, and The Growth of the America Public (with Samuel Eliot Morrison).
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
See all customer reviews